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19 Value for Money Halal Buffets in Singapore (2018)

Eugenia Liew

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The best thing about Singapore’s diversity is that it extends to our crazy obsession with buffets too. There’s a buffet for almost every trending dish and every dietary restriction. Whether you’re Muslim or frequently dine with your Muslim BFFs, here’s a list of the most value for money halal buffets in Singapore – think halal mookata, prata buffets and even sumptuous seafood all-you-can-eat deals!

 

Halal Buffets in Singapore (2018) arranged by price

Halal-certified Restaurant

Lunch buffet price

Dinner buffet price

Al Jasra Restaurant Prata Buffet

$7.90 for unlimited prata

$7.90 for unlimited prata

Chickata (halal Mookata)

$18.80 (Tue – Thu only)

Flame Cafe Pagoda Buffet

$19.90+ to $35.90+ (Mon – Thu) / $23.90+ to $40.90+  (Fri – Sun)

$21.90+ to $38.90+ (Mon – Thu) /$23.90+ to $40.90+ (Fri – Sun)

Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat

$27+ (Mon- Thu) / $29+ (Fri – Sun, PH and PH eve)

Seoul Garden

$17.99++ (weekday) / $28.99++ (weekend)

$28.99++ (weekday) / $31.99++ (weekend)

Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ Buffet

$18++ (Mon – Thu) / $20++ (Fri – Sun, PH and PH eve)

$29++ (Mon – Thu) / $30.80++ (Fri – Sun, PH and PH eve)

The Landmark Restaurant at Village Hotel Bugis

$25++ (weekday) / $30++ (weekend)

$35++ (Mon – Thu) / $40++ (Fri – Sun, PH)

Royal Palm at Orchid Country Club

$20++ (weekday) / $22.50++ (weekend)

$22.50++ (Mon – Thu) / $35++ (Fri – Sun, PH and PH eve)

Rumah Rasa at Bay Hotel Singapore

$15++ (weekday, semi-buffet)

$35++ (Sun – Thu, with live station) / $42++ (Fri, Sat and eve of PH, with live BBQ)

Sakura International Buffet

$22++ (weekday) / $35.90++ (weekend brunch)

$35.90++ (weekday) / $40++ (weekend, PH and PH eve)

Sakura International Buffet (Downtown East)

$24.80++ (weekday) / $32.80++ (weekend brunch)

$38.80++ (weekday) / $44.80++ (weekend, PH and PH eve)

Katong Kitchen

$38++ (weekday) / $48++ (weekend)

$48++ (Mon – Thu) / $52++ (Fri – Sun, PH and eve of PH)

Saltwater Cafe at Changi Village Hotel

$38++

$48++ (Mon – Thu) / $58++ (Fri – Sun, PH and PH eve)

Straits Cafe Buffet at Hotel Rendezvous

$42++ (weekday) / $48++ (weekend)

$50++ (Mon – Thu) / $58++ (Fri – Sun, PH and PH eve)

21 on Rajah at Days Hotel Singapore

$37.66 nett (weekday) / $47.08 nett (weekend brunch)

$54.14 (weekday) / $69.44 (weekend)

Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant at Furama Riverfront

$60++

$60++

AquaMarine at Marina Mandarin

$60++ (including weekend brunch)

$72++ (Sun – Thu) / $82++ (Fri – Sat, PH and PH eve)

Asian Market Cafe at Fairmont Hotel

$62++

$73++

Carousel Buffet at Royal Plaza on Scott

$58++ (weekday) / $68++ (weekend)

$78++ (weekday) / $83 (weekend)

 

Al Jasra Restaurant Prata Buffet

Now, if you are super hungry yet on a super tight budget, this one’s for you: For just $7.90, you can have your fill of prata! That’s right – UNLIMITED prata.

There are 16 prata flavours to choose from, including classics like kosong and egg, as well as trendy ones like cheese, honey, sugar, and even strawberry prata. Do note that the cheap price does not include drinks, which are charged separately. I think it’s still super worth it. Plus, Al Jasra Restaurant is open 24/7… let the feasting begin.

Address: 459 Changi Road (off Jalan Masjid)

Note: Despite having a halal symbol on their signboard, Al Jasra is not on MUISlist of eating establishments.

 

Chickata – Halal Mookata Buffet

Next up is one of my favourite foods – mookata! The traditional Thai barbecue/steamboat often involves pork meat and oiling the hot plate with lard, so it is definitely not halal. However, due to its popularity in Singapore, Muslim-friendly mookata stores have popped up. Chickata gets its name by replacing “moo” (which is “pork” in Thai) with “chick” for chicken!

At just $18.80, Chickata’s weekday buffet (Tue – Tue only) offers a generous spread of chicken, beef, lamb and even duck. Children 7 – 9 years old dine at $9, while those under age 7 dine free.

The soup base is chicken, but you can top up extra for tom yum. Some diners who want to save on the tom yum soup order the tom yum-marinated meats instead. While the buffet includes free-flow drinks, it doesn’t include the more premium meats like Angus beef, tiger prawns and scallops.

Address: 326 Jurong East St 31 #01-118 Singapore 600 326

 

Flame Cafe Pagoda Buffet

Flame Cafe offers a pagoda steamboat buffet, which is basically a steamboat tower.

There are three buffet options: Deluxe is the most basic option offering just meat, vegetables and typical steamboat ingredients like sausages and crab stick. It’s the most affordable one, starting at just $19.90+ during weekday lunch. Even on weekends, it’s $23.90+ all day, which is quite worth it.

Premium has added seafood options like crayfish, clams and prawns, as well as DIY pizzas, quail eggs and shrimp dumplings. It’s quite a bit more expensive, with prices ranging from $25.90+ on weekday lunch to $32.90+ on weekends.

The all-in option is Supreme which has all of that, plus king prawns, flower crabs, oysters and 1 serving of either lobster or live crab. It’s got quite a lot more than the Premium menu, so if you want to go all out, I’d rather you splurge on this.

Address: The Flame Cafe, Level 1, 73 Upper Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 534818

 

Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat Buffet

Nestled in the marina south area, Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat is an outdoor barbecue dining concept at Satay by the Bay. It offers the usual buffet spread of fresh seafood, meats, vegetables, desserts and soft drinks and is priced affordably at $27+ (Mon- Thu) / $29+ (Fri – Sun, PH and PH eve). The strange thing is that there’s a price hike on public holidays ($30+).

They don’t have an online menu, but from the photos and reviews, they seem to have lots of seafood like crabs, prawns, clams, bamboo clams, mussels and squid. Not bad for under $30 – plus, the prices are nett!

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Satay By The Bay, #12/13/14 Marina Bay Singapore 018953 

 

 

Seoul Garden Casual Korean Buffet

For casual Korean steamboat and grill, there’s the Seoul Garden chain. This is perhaps the biggest halal buffet chain, with 7 outlets at various shopping malls.

Seoul Garden offer 7 soup bases – kimchi jjigae, tom yum, saengseon tang, vegetarian mushroom, herbal chicken and ginseng chicken. The meat spread is decent, with plain and marinated beef, chicken and lamb. At the Tampines Mall and Jurong Point outlets, you can also add $5++ for premium meat, which includes prawns, salmon and oysters.

Seoul Garden can be value for money, depending on when you eat it. Prices start at an affordable $17.99++ for weekday lunch, but can go up to as high as $31.99++ for dinner on the weekends.

Address: 7 outlets at Bugis Junction, Harbourfront Center, Jurong Point, Marina Square, NEX, Northpoint, Tampines Mall

 

Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ Buffet

Contrary to what its name suggests, the Kublai Khan BBQ buffet is not just Mongolian cuisine. Other than the specialty seasoned Mongolian BBQ meat, there’s actually Japanese, western and Chinese fare too. Also, everyone’s favourite – seafood! Check out the full menu here. The establishment has been halal since 2011, and provides prayers rooms for Muslim guests.

As with Seoul Garden, the lunch and dinner buffet prices have quite a price difference. It’s only $18++ for lunch on Mondays to Thursdays, but a relatively steep $30.80++ for dinner on weekends, public holidays and public holiday eves.

Address:  6 Eu Tong Sen Street #02-01 Yellow Zone, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817

 

The Landmark Restaurant Buffet at Village Hotel Bugis

Located right smacked in the CBD, The Landmark Restaurant offers one of the most value for money halal buffets in Singapore. Expect western, mediterranean, north Indian and local cuisine, with pasta, pizza and satay (weekends only) live stations. The seafood spread is also to die for, with fresh crabs, prawns, mussels and clams. You can see the full dinner menu here.

With the generous spread, you may be expecting a hefty price tag, but this buffet deal is actually surprisingly affordable for a hotel buffet. It’s $25++ for lunch on weekdays ($30++ on weekends), and $35++ for  weekday dinner ($40++ on weekends).

Address: Village Hotel Bugis 390 Victoria Street, #05-01 Singapore 188061

 

Royal Palm Buffet at Orchid Country Club

Here’s one for the north-siders: Royal Palm at Orchid Country Club offers a daily halal buffet with prices starting at just $20++ (weekday lunch). The catch is that their prices are for 2 pax, so you’ll need to dine in even numbers (it’s actually $40++ for 2 pax). The only time it’s charged per pax is during weekend dinners where it’s $35++ per diner.

The cuisine is an international mix of western, Indian and Mediterranean, plus seafood on ice. There’s also assorted sushi. For those who like soupy comfort food – although I’m not sure why you’d go to a buffet for that – there’s a soup station with tom yum, laksa, soto ayam and hot & sour soups. Local foodies can go for the rojak, biryanis and even the fish head curry. I love that the dessert selection is also extensive (hello, sago gula melaka!). See the full menu here.

Address: Orchid Country Club, 1 Orchid Club Road, #01-21/22, Social Clubhouse, Singapore 769162

 

Rumah Rasa at Bay Hotel Singapore

Rumah Rasa is a cosy Indonesian restaurant within Bay Hotel Singapore, priding itself as the first Indonesian restaurant to use herbs grown in their very own yard. For an idea of what kinds of dishes are served, check out the ala carte menu.

If you have a day off and go for lunch, I recommend the weekday semi-buffet which is just $15++. It’s not the full spread, but for the price, it’s still a bargain. There is no lunch buffet on weekends, but there is the live station dinner on Sunday to Thursday ($35++) and the BBQ stations on Friday, Saturday and the eve of public holidays ($42++).

Address: Bay Hotel Singapore 50 Telok Blangah Rd, Singapore 098828

 

Sakura International Buffet

Another super popular halal buffet is the Sakura International Buffet. The prices are standard across the outlets, except for Downtown East which is slightly more expensive. As with every buffet restaurant on this list, the cheapest option is the lunch buffet (it’s $22++ to $24.80). Sakura is relatively affordable and comparable to mid-range hotel buffets, and as a bonus, the spread is also quite impressive, offering premium dishes like sashimi, seafood and more.

There are even DIY stations for you to customise your laksa and other noodles. Sakura is currently having a nonya theme from now until 30 June 2018, so you can expect Peranakan dishes like Chicken Pongteh, Kueh Pie Tee and more.

Address: 5 outlets at Admiralty Park, SAFRA Jurong Club, SAFRA Tampines, Yio Chu Kang Stadium and Downtown East.

 

Katong Kitchen Buffet

Katong Kitchen is at Village Hotel Katong, formerly known as Paramount Hotel. The buffet spread focuses on Peranakan, Macanese, Asian and local Chinese fare. The lunch and dinner prices only differ by $10, so I’d say skip the lunch and go straight for a night-time feast.

Although not super cheap ($38++ to $48++ for lunch and $48++ to $58++ for dinner), it’s a good deal for the spread: The seafood selection features the usual prawns and clams, but with snow crabs, boston lobsters and oysters. Most of the menu focuses on nyonya cuisine, so this is a great place for those who prefer a more home-cooked kind of vibe. Look out for the durian pengyat dessert – it has raving reviews online!

Address: Level 4 Village Hotel Katong, 25 Marine Parade, 449536

 

Saltwater Cafe Buffet at Changi Village Hotel

East-siders can visit the Saltwater Cafe at Changi Village Hotel for a sumptuous spread l0cal dishes like lor mee, nyonya laksa and durian pengat, as well as international favourites like chilled seafood and a barbecue station.

It’s not the cheapest, but you’ll be glad to know that there’s no price hike for weekend lunches, it’s $38++ all week. Dinner is a bit pricey at $48++ (Mon – Thu) / $52++ (Fri – Sun, PH and eve of PH). 

Address: 1 Netheravon Rd, Changi Village Hotel Level 1, 508502

 

Straits Cafe Buffet at Hotel Rendezvous

As you can tell by its name, Straits Cafe offers cuisine inspired by our neighbours – specifically food from Penang, Malacca, Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur.

Only recently halal-certified (11 May 2018), Straits Cafe had their very first Ramadan special dinner buffet last month. It’s not exactly cheap – it is at Hotel Rendezvous – and hits above the $50 range for their dinners ($50++ (Mon – Thu) / $58++ (Fri – Sun, PH and PH eve)). The lunch is not a lot cheaper at $42++ (weekday) / $48++ (weekend).

Address: 9 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189559
Dinner buffet hours: 6.30pm to 10pm
Contact: 6708 7745

 

21 on Rajah Buffet at Days Hotel Singapore

21 on Rajah is halal buffet restaurant at Days Hotel Singapore, located in Balestier. Unlike the other hotels listed here, 21 on Rajah exudes a slightly hipster vibe with its bright blue and white decor. The spread is Mediterranean and Southeast Asian, and the menu changes slightly from time to time. Typical mains include ikan panggang and ayam masak merah, while the carving stations may have beef rib-eye and salmon steaks. See the sample menu here.

The dessert section is quite extensive, with churros, waffles and fondue live stations. For me, 21 on Rajah is considered a splurge, but considering the ambience and buffet spread, it may be worth a trip for special occasions. Prices are $37.66 to $47.08 for lunch and $54.14 to $69.44 for dinner (all prices nett).

Address: 1 Jalan Rajah, Days Hotel, Singapore 329133

 

Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant Buffet at Furama Riverfront Singapore

Not much of a fan of international buffets? Get your Indonesian food fix at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant. The buffet price is $60++ all day, every day, except during special occasions. For instance, prices were increased to $65++ during Ramadan this year – yikes!

The restaurant is famous for its authentic Indonesian cuisine, so if you like that, go ahead. However, be sure to check online in case of any seasonal price hike. (Try not to go during peak seasons!)

Address: Furama RiverFront, 405 Havelock Road Singapore 169633

 

AquaMarine Buffet at Marina Mandarin

At $82++ (on Friday, Saturday, PH and PH eve) per adult, AquaMarine is definitely a premium dining spot. However, this halal buffet spread is well worth the price – you can eat your fill of expensive seafood like snow crabs and fresh oysters. There is also a sashimi counter.

For those who prefer local cuisine, feast your way through servings of chilli crab and assam fish head curry! If you’re bringing the kids (6 – 12 years old, $30++), they’ll love the open kitchen concept which features a clear glass windows for diners to watch the expert chefs at work.

Address: Level 4, Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Dinner buffet hours: Daily, 6.30pm – 10pm.
Contact: 6845 1000

 

Asian Market Cafe Buffet at Fairmont Hotel

Asian Market Cafe‘s dinner buffet is a steep $62++ (lunch) / $73++ (dinner), which puts it in the $80 range after taxes. It’s the same price on weekdays and weekends, only thing is that on weekends and public holidays, credit card promotions don’t apply.

At that price, you’d expect expensive seafood like crabs and lobsters, but they don’t seem to have it. Instead, the chilled seafood selection consists of just prawns, scallops, mussels and oysters. They do, however, seem to have quite an impressive cold counter of salads and vegetarian options, as well as sashimi and sushi.

If you’ve a sweet tooth, you may appreciate the dessert corner too: It’s got Malay kuehs and classic local favourites like burbur cha cha. See the full menu here.

Address: 80 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189560

 

Carousel Buffet at Royal Plaza on Scott

Yet another atas option, Royal Plaza on Scott’s Carousel buffet is a whopping $78++ (weekday) / $83 (weekend)! That’s almost a hundred after taxes.

The buffet selection is quite extensive – as it should be – featuring a Japanese menu of sashimi, cold noodles and assorted sushi, a seafood station of crabs, prawns, mussels, clams and lobsters, plus various Mediterranean, Indian, Asian and western dishes. For the desserts, not only are there cakes and tarts, but hot puddings and premium ice cream too. Check out the dinner buffet menu here.

Address: Royal Plaza on Scotts, Lobby Level 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220

 

Got more halal buffets to recommend? Tell us in the comments below!

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Eugenia Liew

I’m a 90s millennial who’s starting to realise that #adulting is more expensive than it seems on Instagram. When I’m not writing for MoneySmart, I’m usually playing with drain-dwelling stray cats or shopping at Sephora.